Discussion Archive: March 2008

27 Mar 2008 - 10:30pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA - Keeping Experiences Fresh - April 9, 2008

Hello, fellow Chicagoans,

Spring is in the air (if you look past the snow), so it's time to break out
of the office and bring our good perspectives together!

We're pleased to announce our April event, hosted by the Institute of Design
- IIT.
Christopher Finlay will be leading our topic for the evening:

Keeping experiences fresh: Investigating the difference between motif, theme
and character.

April 9 2008 6:30-8PM
Institute of Design - IIT
350 N.

27 Mar 2008 - 9:19pm
Janna DeVylder

Conference: Interaction Design for Children (IDC08)

Forwarding this on...



Can you please include the upcoming Interaction Design and Children 2008
conference on your website or forward to members of your organizaiton? We
believe it would be of interest to your members. Please contact me if you
should require additional information.

27 Mar 2008 - 6:02pm
Food Moves, Inc.

JOB - Web/UI Designer - Anywhere - Food Moves, Inc. - Contract

We're looking for a contractor to redesign our web application for
improved usability. You must have both graphic design and usability
analysis skills. The project budget is $5K to $10K, depending on scope
and experience. You can work from anywhere (no in-person meetings

Our site, foodmoves.com, http://www.foodmoves.com/, is an online
auction site for the produce industry (think "eBay for truckloads of

27 Mar 2008 - 5:28pm
Nancy Falkenburg

job: manager, user experience design/mountain view, ca/fte/intuit

This is a new position within our Small Business Group.
Experience with Web 2.0 and RIA highly desirable:


Intuit isn't just another place to work. It's a company made up of smart, motivated people with a passion for what they do - developing, marketing and supporting products and services that transform the way people and small businesses around the world manage their finances. We take pride in our dedication to the customers who use our products and services every day.
Intuit offers some of the best rewards in the industry.

27 Mar 2008 - 4:44pm
Chris McLay

[Job] Design Lead, User Experience Team, Sensis Pty Ltd. Melbourne, Australia. Full Time - Permanent

Design Lead, User Experience Team
Sensis Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

27 Mar 2008 - 3:10pm

# JOB # User Interface Designer # New York #Full Time / Contract # Recruiter

User Interface Designer
New York
Duration: 3 Months

Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full Time/Contract

Experience Level - No of years: Minimum 1 year's experience in UI Designing
using XAML & Microsoft Blend.

Job Overview: This is a short terms position for 8 - 12 weeks focusing on
Design for Conflict Management Application used by the bankers

Duties & Responsibilities: Duties will include

* Design UI

* Review Wireframes already available for Conflict application

* Develop UI controls, components etc.

27 Mar 2008 - 3:01pm
Megan Rye

JOB | Sr. Flash/Multimedia Developer | Newtown, PA | Recruiter | Contract or contract to hire

As a Sr. Flash/Multimedia Developer, based in Newtown, PA, you will be
responsible for partnering with our client's internal teams to design,
develop and deliver innovative marketing initiatives. In this role, you
will partner with interactive designers and art directors and lead the
development of innovative Flash interfaces and applications.

27 Mar 2008 - 2:03pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dustin Lucier D...

GUI for interactive whiteboards

Would anyone be able to point me to any white papers or empirical data on
interactive whiteboard application interfaces? projection based. SMART board,
Pegasus, Mimio Board?

I'm working on Classroom presentation application that ideally can be used on
"various whiteboards" with it's own native tools rather than utilizing each
boards proprietary toolset.

Looking for any literature, information on teacher/board interaction...
toolbar orientation, projection resolution, etc...

Lots to think about and evaluate. I know the UK is ahead of us in the states
with board adoption...

27 Mar 2008 - 1:05pm
8 years ago
27 replies
gibbardj at goo...

Don't listen to your customers.

I'm in a quandary.

I like Dell Ideastorm [1], I like myStarbucksIdea [2] and I like the
approach listening to customers espouse what they like and don't like about
stuff I, and my clients, do.

But, I keep digging up these quotes with monotonous regularity:

a) "If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have
said, 'a faster horse" - Henry Ford

b) "We don't ask consumers what they want. They don't know.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:55pm
8 years ago
10 replies


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